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Transgender teacher forced to resign after wearing skirt

Saturday July 20, 2019

A transgender teacher has come out to the public to ask for justice after she was forced to resign from the school because she had worn a skirt to teach the children. A human rights activist shared a story about a transgender teacher who was forced to resign from the...

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New Tourism minister says strength of Thai currency is a “big headache”for tourism

Saturday July 20, 2019

Thailand’s tourism minister has blamed a surge in the baht for sapping tourist arrivals into Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy and says he’ll take up the matter with the central bank, highlighting rising concern over the currency’s gains. Arrivals have dropped because of the baht’s strength, Piphat Ratchakitprakarn, minister of tourism...

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Irish fugitive tracked down and arrested in Bangkok

Saturday July 20, 2019

Immigration police have arrested alleged Irish fugitive, Jonathan Turley, who is wanted in his country for robbery and assault charges, the bureau chief announced on Friday. Immigration Bureau acting chief Pol Lt-General Sompong Chingduang said Turley was arrested at the request of the British Embassy, which alleged that the man...

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Scooter rider strangled by ‘HANGING WIRES’ in Bangkok

Saturday July 20, 2019

Another motorcyclist has fallen victim to Bangkok’s infamous hanging wires. Phachorn Bunyathisanon or “Mot” aged 30 was going down Issaraphap Road to a market where he was a trader in the early morning hours. The next his mother Jitra knew was late morning when doctors called from Sirirat Hospital to...

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Grandma goes missing, turns out she’s just relaxing in forest

Saturday July 20, 2019

Grandma goes missing, turns out she’s just relaxing in forest An 89-year-old granny went missing on the 17th of this month. The police and rescue team were called in for a search, turns out they later found her in the forest relaxing. She even asked them “why did you come...

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Customs Department clarifies tax procedures for air passengers

Saturday July 20, 2019

The Customs Department has issued a new document clarifying which personal items belonging to air passenger are exempted from duty when arriving in Thailand. If a passenger’s belongings exceed 20,000 baht they are liable for duty and taxes, however if the items are for commercial purposes, even if they are...

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Man shouting ‘You die’ kills 33 at Japan anime studio

Friday July 19, 2019

A man screaming “You die!” burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. Thirty-six others were injured, some of them...

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Powerful tremor shakes Athens

Friday July 19, 2019

Powerful tremor shakes Athens A strong earthquake has shaken the Greek capital of Athens, knocking out phone networks and power in parts of the city. The 5.1 magnitude earthquake had an epicentre about 22km (14 miles) north-west of Athens. Athenians ran out into the streets and evacuated tall buildings as...

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3 sentenced to death in Scandinavian women slayings

Friday July 19, 2019

3 sentenced to death in Scandinavian women slayings Three men were convicted of terrorism and sentenced to death by a Moroccan court Thursday for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains. A fourth suspect who fled the scene was given life in prison. After several...

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New minister says GANGA is the way forward for Thai tourism

Friday July 19, 2019

The new tourism and sports minister plans to promote medical marijuana tourism and legalise ride-hailing and accommodation-sharing apps and websites to attract foreign visitors. Speaking on his first day in office, Pipat Ratchakitprakan, a key Bhumjaithai Party leader, said he wants to include marijuana in medical tourism, especially Thai traditional...

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